T. H. Watkins (1936-2000) was the first Wallace Stegner Dis-tinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University. Watkins wrote twenty-eight books on history, the environment, and nature, including Righteous Pilgrim: The Life of Harold Ickes, which won a Los Angeles Times Book Award.
Stegner's love of unspoilt nature and of the American West shines forth in these 17 graceful essays. This book by the Pulitzer Prize and NBA winner is a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee for criticism. (Apr.)
"No one has written more or better about the West, past and present, than Wallace Stegner."--USA Today